Business News of Thursday, 20 February 2020Source: GNAGreater Accra Regional fishers deliberate on ending SaikoSaiko dialogueA Greater Accra Regional Dialogue on ending Saiko in Ghana was held in Accra on Wednesday with a resolve of the stakeholders to support state regulators on ending Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing practices. Saiko catches are said to always contain juvenile fish that are landed by Saiko canoes, with severe implications for Ghana’s artisanal fishing sector, known to be critical to food security. However, Saiko is prohibited under international and Ghana’s Fisheries laws, attracting a fine between I000 dollars and two million dollars respectively. Nana Solomon said all the members of the National Fishers Association of Ghana and the Ghana Trawlers Association (GTA) were ready to support the national regulators to apply the law for the proper management of the sector. This would help safeguard the livelihoods of the about 10 per cent of the population that engage in fishing and related activities.
Source: GhanaWeb February 19, 2020 20:48 UTC